Merlin’s GitHub of wisdom
Whenever you meet someone new, ask them what they're most excited about right now. Everyone interesting is excited about something right now, and they'd probably love to tell you about it. (And many more!)
Same Sky Postcards
An obsessive collector noticed something strange in his 11,000 postcards... The clouds were the same. / via Yewknee
Burberry Open Spaces
Call it a commercial or a really short film, this has a vibe that tickles the soul.
Kissa by Kissa, behind the scenes
Craig Mod reveals the process to produce his photography book that documented one of his walks across Japan.
Each year Rob Weychert schedules new-to-him horror movies for each day of the month. On this year's list is Magic with Anthony Hopkins that both terrified me as a child and inspired me to get a ventriloquist doll.
Print and design studio run by husband and wife team Sebastian and Lyndsey Burke. They do everything from prints to books/zines. Filing away for later!
Tetris tames trauma
"24hrs after a traumatic event, or as soon as you are safe, play Tetris. It SIGNIFICANTLY reduces likelihood of intrusive memories." A fascinating thread with links.
Korean corner store paintings
I love the care that Lee Me Kyeoung infuses into these.
A new brand of puzzles that capture a vibe. Keen packaging to boot. / via UnderConsideration's BrandNew
I wish those weren’t missiles
But Ognyan Stefanov's photograph of the Bulgarian Air Force and their equipment is remarkable.
The Melting Face Emoji
Made possible by Jennifer Daniel and Neil Cohn
Ricky and Doris
David Friedman shares a story about a short film he made about a little old lady with the marionette of herself, and how it all came to be. Sweet characters, captured wondefully.
Browsing music another way
Jon Hicks wanted to "Restore some kind of physicality to my digital music collection" and I think he succeeded. (Scroll down to the link for Leigh's video demonstration)
Quarantined in his flat in Chicago, Leonard Suryajaya started using the walls of his apartment as a canvas for elaborately staged tableaux. This and lots of other great new photographers and work on the Foam site.
This link is potentially dangerous. Online store for plants with self-watering ceramic pots.
Fossil Hunting with Zan McQuade
I'm with Zan and grew up grazing around creekbeds for fossils (and arrowheads if we were really lucky.) This video captures that joy through an adult lens of continued learning.
Nick Cave on Charlie Watts
And three other related questions. A dense, concise and lovely reply. / via Daring Fireball
False Knees Clear Skies
A thought in four panels
Cats and Domino
Recommended viewing to lift the spirit.
An interview with Frank Oz
There's some heaviness in this conversation with puppeteer and director Frank Oz, but I wish it was three times longer. And Stepford Wives wasn't that bad of a movie.
There were murmurs that new ABBA music would be coming for some time, but now that it's just days away? Yeah, I'm giddy.
Season, a game about capturing that fleeting moment
Explore the world through the eye of a young woman recording the last moments of different cultures before they’re washed away. / via @colly
Dancing to improve health
I first caught Peng Xiaoying and Fan Deduo while I had TikTok installed and their movements made me happy. I'm glad I followed the comments to seek out more of their story.
How to cut all the cheeses
Cheesemonger Anne Saxelby illustrates the best way to cut, serve and store all the cheeses. #aspirational-work-title
"I didn’t want to take anything experimental." the dying patient said, though earlier he'd started taking hydroxychloroquine he had found on the internet.
The story of Playdate
Podcast with Panic as they discuss how they came to make the Playdate with Teenage Engineering (now available for pre-sale!).
Languages of the World
7,102 languages represented in this infographic by Alberto Lucas Lopez. / via Caterina Fake
Tatsuya Tanaka’s Miniature Calendar
Scenes created with alternative items to recreate everyday things. Smile inducing. / via Yewknee
A Dream Water Park
Made by two men (and one cameraman) in 278 days. A mesmerizing 18 minutes. / via Yewknee
Beer with a removable guitar pick and cans that illustrate chords. Neato. / via UnderConsideration